New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination May Protect Non-Resident Telecommuting Employees?

By Tracy Armstrong |   Apr. 24, 2018

The New Jersey Appellate Division, in an unpublished decision, ruled that an out-of-state resident working remotely for a New Jersey based company may be afforded the comprehensive protections of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD).

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Topics : New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, Law Against Discrimination, new jersey law against discrimination, telecommute, telecommuting policy, employer telecommuting policy, nj law against discrimination, non-resident, remote | 0 Comments Read More

What To Do When Your Employee Trashes Your Company on Social Media

By Stephanie D. Gironda |   Apr. 19, 2018

Understandably, an employer’s knee jerk reaction to discovering an employee has trashed the company on social media is to terminate the employee.  Warning: employers must first closely examine the content of the employee’s “trash talk” to determine whether it can be interpreted as “concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).

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Topics : Social Media, national labor relations act, employers social media policy, employee social media, can employers restrict employee social media, employee social media dos, employee social media donts, social media policy, dos and donts of social media, employee social media policy, trash talk | 0 Comments Read More

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: Employers Be Aware - Your Employee’s Invention May No Longer Be Your Invention

By Tracy Armstrong |   Apr. 19, 2018

On April 1, 2018 New Jersey statute 34:1B 265(a) became law.

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Baffled by Breaks? When Should Your Employees Punch Out for Rest Time?

By Ashley Morin |   Apr. 16, 2018

Employers know that they have to have their non-exempt employees punch in and out every work day so that there is an accurate record of the hours their employees worked. However, in addition to having their employees punch in and out at the start and end of the day, employers need to be sure that they are handling rest breaks and lunch breaks correctly. While generally employers do not have to offer their employees time for lunch or rest breaks, if they choose to do so, they must be sure that they comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (the Act).

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Topics : flsa, The Fair Labor Standards Act, nonexempt employee, lunch break, rest break, new jersey employee lunch break, employee lunch break, new jersey employee rest break, employee rest break | 0 Comments Read More

Did You Know? New Jersey Employers Must Pay for Unauthorized Overtime

By Tracy Armstrong |   Apr. 11, 2018

That under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are responsible for paying overtime when they know or should know that an employee is working after hours, even if the employee does not say so or file an overtime claim.  For example, when you receive a late night email from an non-exempt employee.  An employer must be cognizant of the after-hours demands of emails and cell phones on its non-exempt employees as they can give rise to possible overtime claims.

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